Adding an overhand knot at each crossover increases friction and holds the lacing much firmer, such as when firmly tightening skates.
• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.
• At each eyelet pair, the ends are tied with a simple overhand knot in the middle of the shoe.
• The ends are then fed under the sides and out through the next higher set of eyelets.
• Repeat until lacing is completed.
Keeps lacing tight
Harder to loosen
3% shorter ends (approx.)
With each stage of this lacing given a single overhand knot, the result is a very firm lacing. This is of most benefit during tightening, as the lower sections are less inclined to loosen in the process, making it ideal for tightening ice skates, rollerblades, etc.
Shoelace Lengths for Knotted Lacing
|Pairs of eyelets:||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Length needed:||71 cm
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−3% on average).
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